Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A GARDEN PARTY


All work but a little play, too.  I made a slab of ribs with an apple whiskey sauce...you have to try it, I think it's made by Bull's Eye.  We sat out late at night and looked at the stars through the trees.  Soon we will be having a lot of company up, so I enjoy this peaceful time.  And we are planning our two week stay next month.  How fast the time goes!

I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend.  I 'm joining Tracie's Garden Party again this week, I met so many nice ladies with beautiful gardens last week.  Visit Fishtail Cottage and see what I mean!  Have a great week! :)

63 comments:

Debby said...

Hope that you have some great summer fun at your cottage this summer. The ribs sound yummy.

Helen said...

Hi Jane! Not too far from where I live, it snowed last weekend ~ 3"! The mountains still have beautiful snow. It still gets down into the high 30s at night and daytime temps in the 70s. Loving Bend right now!!! Have a ton of summer fun .........

Terra said...

Your cottage is very welcoming and I love your private beach.

stefanie said...

lovin' that beach!!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Ahh..summer on the lake, can it get any better? Your beach looks wonderful Jane and your pots of plants are looking great.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Everything looks mighty pretty..

I'd love some wisteria on my porch column..

Hope ya'll get some rain, we finally did and it made things perk up.

Lori E said...

Company is always nice but the peaceful moments need to be savored.
I love the little lobelia planter.

April said...

It cooled down just a bit for us because we got some much-needed rain. However, the temps are climbing back up and the humidity is out the roof! Your cottage and surrounding area are gorgeous! Have fun!!!

Beth said...

It was very hot and humid in central Illinois too.

Summer and a beach! Very nice!

Karen said...

What a pretty little bay area!... and shoveling sand, that had to hurt. Advil anyone?

Porches are the best place to relax a little... and yours especially so with Wisteria.. love that stuff.

Gretchen said...

Your cottage is so pretty and I love all the touches you've added.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Jane...my daisies look exactly like yours. I can't wait for them to open. I moved my blog to WordPress so come visit me if you have time. I don't know if I'm coming up in readers and on blog rolls yet. It's all hard for me to understand! Enjoy the rest of your week. ~Ann

Linda Chapman said...

Your place is just lovely!!

I see why you and your friends and family enjoy it so much!

Cindy said...

It looks like so much fun there at your lake house! Enjoy your peace and quiet before the crowds arrive...

Barbara F. said...

Wow, Jane, shoveling sand sounds like very hard work! Your ribs sound delicious and your flowers are beautiful. Stay cool, we are having lots of rain here. xo

laurie said...

sounds so tranquil, I was hoping the daisies had bloomed, I remembered you mentioned them last post or before.They are my favorite flower (well one of them), I had a large bed of them at the house.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Everything looks beautiful Jane, what a great way to spend the summer!!

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

When can I come? I could just sit on that porch for hours...and I am NOT kidding!!

Low Tide High Style said...

What a perfect spot for summer fun and relaxation your lake cottage is, I feel calmer just looking at your lovely photos! I hope you get some rain, we finally got a little bit today!

Kat

Gina said...

Your weekend looked to be busy and yet relaxing as well. I love your beach!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You know those daisies popped as soon as you went home, Jane. : ) It looks so peaceful and serene there; I'm sure it's a great getaway. I'll bet you are looking forward to your two week stay.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a beautiful post! I love the photos from your lake house! It looks very relaxing.

We were in Maine last weekend, it was cool and beautiful in the evening and 80 and dry during the day - perfect weather, especially for me!

Have a great week!

Mary

Olive Cooper said...

We spent the weekend in the Great Smoky Mountains. No rain on Saturday thankfully but rain ever since. We have actually had some flash flooding here at home. Love your porch and you are being brave with wisteria as it will take over. We cut ours off the old house as it was getting too large.

Tracy said...

The lake house is looking great! What a beautiful rose you have blooming, I just love the color. I don't know how you keep things alive in pots while you're away, it seems I have to water sometimes twice a day to keep things from drying out here. It was a scorcher here over the weekend too but rained all day today. I don't mind a bit since I was at work anyway. Aren't you glad it's nearly summer? Enjoy it!

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, It was hot and windy here over the weekend. We got a little rain early Monday morning, but we needed more. We are so dry. Your house at the lake looks so inviting and your porch would be the ideal place to sit with a book and glass of lemonade. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Heaven's Walk said...

It WAS a hot weekend, wasn't it, Jane??? Whoa! And we just saw the forecast for next weekend through Tuesday. Nineties for 4 days in a row -- and no rain til Tuesday. Yikes! We better haul out the extra sprinklers!!

xoxo laurie

NanaDiana said...

Looks like you had a great weekend and got a lot done. We are really begging for rain here, too. It is SOO dry and I am watering already.

Everything is looking great there, Jane- xo Diana

Isabelle Thornton said...

I love your plants! I would love to relax at the lake.
Xo

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

sounds dreamy! i would love being able to stay at our favorite place for two weeks straight. i would probably become a relaxed noodle!

Roberta said...

All the work will be worth it when you get back to the Lake House! Hopefully the daisies will be blooming too Jane. We went up to the Adirondacks on the bike this past weekend and it was gorgeous!
xo

Evi said...

I am sure all the shoveling was worth it. Your daisies will open.
Patience. Mine decided to wander away to a different spot...how dare they! Had to plant new ones in the spot they abandoned.
Hopefully your weather is more bearable now and you can enjoy your home away from home.
XXX

mississippi artist said...

Looks like you are almost ready to just relax and enjoy the lake.It has not been dry here-it has rained almost every day for over a week. Mushrooms are starting to grow in the lawn! Have a nice week.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane, your weekends at the lake sound so relaxing and beautiful!... I would be outside all day too, with my sweet tea and a good book... all of your flowers are so pretty!... and I love the lake!... xoxo Julie Marie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a fun post Jane!
I love getting caught up with you!
Your plants all look wonderful, and so does your porch area.
We need some rain too.
Cool here today and yesterday but it looks like its going to heat up for the weekend.
Galena is coming fast! Yipee!
Hugs,
Cindy

Marydon said...

Jane, your property is really looking lovely ... the plants are such a lovely touch.
your view is so inviting ...
Have a great eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Leslie said...

I am still waiting for my daisies to bloom too! Your porch is looking great ~ I love the little bird nest.. so sweet. Hope that you have a great weekend.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I could just move right on in with you! Love those sweet little pots!

Donna said...

Sounds like you are enjoying summer, despite the heat! It was really hot here too until the past few days. And we sure could use a rain, I've been watering like crazy! Love that neat planter of yours with four pots. Your porch is so welcoming, no wonder a robin decided to build her nest there:)

Kelly said...

We've had a lot of rain this week and are finally enjoying some dry weather. Hopefully, the rain is headed in your direction now. Love that wisteria vine on your porch! That will look gorgeous when it blooms, but looks great as it is too.

Paula said...

A lake weekend where you do a little work and have fun at the same time sounds perfect to me. I've never tried grilling ribs and after reading about yours, really want to try them.

Have a great rest of the week!

lynn said...

your garden looks so lovely, jane:) LOVE the wisteria on the porch! have a great weekend!

bj said...

Everything looks sooo pretty and Wisteria is one of my favorites. :)
xo bj

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Jane, what a summer place! I could just sit there all day long and enjoy the view, sounds and smells of day! Your slab of ribs with an apple whiskey sauce...yummy!!

Jacqueline said...

I will stay in and help with the food rather than haul sand! What a beautiful setting. So glad you get to use it often. I love your beach. All of your flowers will be so charming. So fun that you get to have two whole weeks there! Enjoy, enjoy!
(I have to say, I will take the scorchers if I can be around water Jane!)

Melanie said...

Hi Jane ~ looks like you are enjoying your summer and all the flowers. I hear we're in for another mid-90's weekend, so get ready! :)

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Everything looks so beautiful and welcoming. Love your new little friend that came to live with you (your sweet Robin) how fun is that? Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Well, I think you know that this just sounds like bliss to me. We have been on such a fast pace the past few weeks with the carpeting and the wedding (please go check out the pics) that I just want some time to do nothing. Dad and his "lady friend" are here now but they leave in the morning. I pulled something in my neck at the wedding, I think from heavy purse during the day topped by out of shape dancing all night. So, we plan to spend the weekend just sitting with a book, the heating pad and maybe a cold beverage! Your lake home is just perfect...love it!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Jane.... what a lucky chickie you are... it's just BEEE.U.TI.FUL! Hmmm... I'm with you... I don't like the heat, but we live in the NW... not too much of that here, although we ARE having some sunshine today. Finally. I think our garden is about to poop our before it even starts to grow...

Have a great weekend,
Lovies,
Spencer

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love your summertime porch, Jane, and your daisies are getting ready to burst open! :D

Enjoy your pretty porch and garden this weekend!

xo,
RJ

Chatelaine said...

Your lake house looks and sounds heavenly. I would love to sit on that porch and read a book. How nice to have such a pretty vacation home.

Fishtail Cottage said...

That is it!!!! i'm thinking you should rent your place out for me to visit....everything is just so very pretty and dreamy! Thank you so much for linking up your post for the rest of us to enjoy at this weeks garden party! Hope you have a fantastic weekend! xoox, tracie

Claudia said...

I am so jealous. I've always wanted to live on a lake. Really - if someone gave me the chance to move to a home on a lake, I'd jump at it. We spent lots of time at our extended family's cottage when I was young.

Beautiful cottage!

xo
Claudia

J. Beaudet said...

Your porch looks so pretty and summerized. I'm in the process of doing that myself. Our weather got hot fast but it's a dry heat so it's tolerable as long as I can find some shade! Stay cool at your private beach and have a wonderful weekend!
Jen

Shelia said...

Hi Jane and you have your own private beach! :) Love your lake house and everything is so pretty! I hope your flowers will bloom for you any day.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

Great to have a husband with a friend who likes to work around the lake house. ;-) Such a pretty few and nice to have a sandy beach. Have a great summer! ~ Sarah
PS
It's been in the upper 90s here. ;-(

Gypsy Heart said...

So beautiful and peaceful...I can understand why you love it. I hope the plants all make it. The wisteria will be gorgeous when it blooms all over!

xo
Pat

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

What an amazing lot of work the recondition a beach! I am so envious of you porch. We are adding a new front porch and I can't wait to just be able to relax out there. Wish I had your beautiful view!

Pondside said...

Your summer house is a lot of work, but I can read through the lines your love for it - and no wonder!
We haven't had a single hot day yet, and only a few sunny ones - and luckily, one of those was the wedding day!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Looks so lovely! Hope your daisies have opened now. They look ready to POP!

Urban Farmgirl said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe how hot it has been here! My lawn is totally fried. ;o(

I would looooove to have your view!

Mary

Town and Country Gals said...

Jane,
Everything looks so inviting! What a great place to be able to go and get away! There is nothing better then summer at the lake! The heat has been hot here in Nashville also, this week is going to be in the 90's as it has been on and off most of June, I think we only had one week of "spring" weather!
Rebecca

Deserae said...

Your porch is so pretty and looks like the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon! I love watching the little birdie build it's nest on our porch too and would never have the heart to shoo them away. Happy Wednesday!
~Des

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, this past w/k was a dandy wasn't it. We've got high winds here the past couple of days, I've had to sit the beautiful ferns on the floor of the porch they were just getting beat to death. Thanks so much for your concern about Mr. P it means the world. hugs ~lynne~